Book covers created for some of my favourite books.
J D Salinger - Franny and Zooey
One of my favourite books and writers. Salinger describes the sensibilities and inner lives of two unique characters with such mastery, I wanted to capture the glimpse of this atmosphere through abstract illustration.
George Orwell - Animal farm
Another spectacular writer, with such wit and gift for narration.
The book cover was created for the Penguin Student Design Awards 2018
David Theriault - The boy who belonged to the sea
This is an unusual tale of two boys coping with loss. I tried to capture its mystical and a bit dark essence and evoke the sense of sand, water and cave like atmosphere, because all of this plays an important role in the book.
My new concertina book inspired by Neil Gaiman’s poem Going Wodwoo, about ‘leaving the way of words to walk the wood’ and being ‘the forest’s man’.
I loved this poem and Neil Gaiman’s writing for some time and wanted to give it my personal touch.
Posters inspired by a cafe in Cambridge and their amazing vegetarian food. Work in progress.
During my MA course I made this book for the Sequence and Series module. We were exploring a sequential approach to storytelling and I chose this enchanting poem ‘Fairy Reel’ by Neil Gaiman. I wanted to make a pop-up book for a very long time, so I thought this might be a great opportunity.
This is the final outcome, my unorthodox pop-up concertina book.
The unsettling feeling of loss and regret and bitter wish that life was lived differently are focal points of the poem, in this magical world of humans and fairies. The idea was to portray these two worlds as two sides of the same coin - fairy world, beautiful and eerie and human world - safe, but hollow.